Interview with Gov. George C. Wallace
QUESTION 16
INTERVIEWER:

WHY DID YOU SEND COLONEL AL LINGO AND THE STATE TROOPERS IN-INTO BIRMINGHAM?

Gov. George C. Wallace:

I sent Colonel Lingo there because they were, there was some trouble there, we tried to maintain law and order, we're not trying to maintain segregation there, it was a matter of law and order, and uh, as I recall that nobody got hurt in any of the things, in the demonstrations, uh, except that whoever those evil mean, minded men were who had something to do with the blowing up of that church.